Imperial TIE Bomber
from "Star Wars - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
About the Design
Featured only briefly in the first "Star Wars" sequel, "The Empire Strikes Back," the TIE Bomber was a short-range tactical bomber based on the TIE Advanced spaceframe. (In fact, the designers at George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic used the solar panels from the AMT/Ertl "Darth Vader TIE Fighter" kit to build the filming miniature.) The starboard cylinder contains the pilot while the port cylinder contains the explosive charges, which are delivered to their target via a ventral bomb chute.
About the Kit
This kit was released by Fantastic Plastic Models in September 2008 as part of its ongoing series of 1:72 "Star Wars" fighter kits. Patterned by Alfred Wong and cast by Masterpiece Models, it featured 26 pieces, including a clear resin cockpit canopy
This kit was retired in July 2009.